Birmingham Zoo returns this week! Check out the status of several Magic City attractions

June 29, 2019 is the official Grand Opening of the Birmingham Zoo’s Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza.The new entrance is the culmination of Phase 2 of the Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Magic City’s most visited tourist attraction, the Birmingham Zoo, returns this week on Thursday, June 11th for general admission patrons.

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Bham COVID-19 Update: City passes economic stimulus plan, Bham Strong, BBA resources + more

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh speaking at COVID – 19 news conference on March 13, 2020, discussing the Meals on Wheels program. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.

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What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 17, 2020

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Presidents Day a.k.a an excuse to explore the Magic City. Photo via timeanddate.com

Presidents Day is this Monday, February 17. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham?  Keep reading to find out.

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Meet Luti and Gadze – the African elephants who have joined the Birmingham Zoo family (Pics & Video)

Luti and Gadze are settling in together at Birmingham Zoo (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Guests visiting Birmingham Zoo’s ‘Trails of Africa’ can now meet Luti and Gadze. The pair of young male African elephants recently moved to Birmingham from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I visited to see them exploring their new home and to speak with Dr. Stephanie Braccini Slade (Vice President of Living Collections) to find out more about the elephant program.

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Now that’s a grand entrance! Birmingham Zoo opens new Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza (Photos)

June 29, 2019 is the official Grand Opening of the Birmingham Zoo’s Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza.The new entrance is the culmination of Phase 2 of the Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, June 29th is the official Grand Opening of the Birmingham Zoo’s Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza.The new entrance is the culmination of Phase 2 of the Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign.

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13 trunk or treats in Birmingham this October, plus 4 extra Halloween events, including Boo at the Zoo

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The whole family can enjoy Boo at the Zoo at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo

Spooky costumes, oodles of candy and Halloween fun await you this month in Birmingham. Here are 13 trunk or treats to check out, plus a few extra Halloween events you won’t want to miss!

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6 things you could have won if you were signed up for Bham Now’s newsletter, including Sloss Tech tickets

Zoo, Brews, and Bar-B-Que at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Zoo.

Do you love giveaways and the chance to win cool prizes? If you sign up for Bham Now’s newsletter, you will! Check out some of the totally amazing stuff that have been up for grabs lately via Bham Now. Continue reading “6 things you could have won if you were signed up for Bham Now’s newsletter, including Sloss Tech tickets”

Nearly 1 billion birds die a year colliding into windows in the U.S. Learn how Birmingham Zoo’s Jessie Griswold is helping solve this problem.

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Birds that have died colliding into downtown Birmingham windows. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

According to a 2014  study, up to nearly 1 billion birds die from window collisions each year in the United States.

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4 popular Magic City tourist destinations are honoring active duty military personnel and veterans with free admission this Memorial Day

Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Four of the Magic City’s most popular  tourist destinations, Vulcan Park and Museum, McWane Science Center,  Birmingham Zoo and Oak Mountain State Park are honoring active duty military personnel and  veterans this Memorial Day weekend with free admission.

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